Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino: Oedipal struggle. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

It’s not just football tactics that have grown more complex since Roy Keane’s day, as Ken Early explained brilliantly this week. Football metaphors ar(...)

Donny van de Beek scores Ajax’s early opener against Spurs. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty

With 15 minutes gone at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium there was a moment where the air seemed to disappear out of the ground, sucked up past the roofl(...)

Donny van de Beek of Ajax celebrates as he scores his team’s first goal during the Uefa Champions League semi-final first leg match against Tottenham Hotspur. Photo: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur 0 Ajax 1 For Tottenham Hotspur, it is not going to be easy to find a way back. They will still like to think they can save themselv(...)

Pat Jennings: He [Pochettino] has a great team around him and with the chairman they’ve done an unbelievable job. Hopefully we can push on – win the Champions League, get top four.”  Photograph:  Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Pat Jennings is in his Tottenham Hotspur tracksuit. He is walking in from training. It is a Friday morning and he has just had his weekly session with(...)

Christian Eriksen celebrates his late winner for Spurs against Brighton. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty

Tottenham Hotspur 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 Amid all of the excitement at Tottenham’s upcoming Champions League semi-final against Ajax, it has (...)

Mauricio Pochettino celebrates after the Uefa  Champions League quarter-final second leg  between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Pep Guardiola is emphatic he will never change Manchester City’s attack-first style, despite his team being knocked out of the Champions League in a d(...)

The Etihad  Stadium  descends into a stunned hush after Raheem Sterling’s ‘winner’ is disallowed. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/AFP/Getty Images

If football isn’t your cup of tea then you’d most likely have been oblivious to events in Manchester on Wednesday night, although come Thursday mornin(...)

Lucas Moura celebrates his hat-trick against Huddersfield. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty

Tottenham Hotspur 4 Huddersfield Town 0 Lucas Moura fired a hat-trick as Tottenham continue to enjoy the comforts of their new home with a 4-0 Premie(...)

Son Heung-Min keeps the ball in play before scoring Tottenham’s winner against Manchester City. Photograph: Ian Kington/AFP/Getty

Who needs Harry Kane anyway? This is not an entirely serious question. The correct answer is, of course every club team in elite European football. Bu(...)

   Tottenham’s Danny Rose said he could not ‘wait to see the back’ of the game because of the racism afflicting it. Photograph: Reuters

Pep Guardiola does not want Danny Rose to quit football because of the racism he has suffered and Manchester City’s manager believes it is better to f(...)

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